Nate Robertson came into the game hoping to give the Tigers a lift, and start a solid winning streak against the Royals.
Through 6 innings, Robertson was on his way to doing that. But Robertson struggled in the 7th, has he never retired a batter before exiting the game. Robertson ended up allowing 5 runs, all earned, in 6 innings. He also struck out 6 and walked 1.
Brian Anderson hasn't had Robertson's success this season, but he got the better of him on Tuesday. Anderson didn't get a win, but pitched well, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. Jimmy Serrano ended up getting the win in relief.
The Tigers got a pair of solo Home Runs at the plate, but couldn't manage much else offensively. Craig Monroe and Carlos Pena each had a Home Run. Ivan Rodriguez and Brandon Inge also chipped in with a pair of hits.
The Royals got their run production from the bottom of the order, led by Dee Brown. Brown had a monster game, going 2-for-4, including 2 Home Runs. He also drove in 4 runs, and scored 3 himself. Joe Randa also went 3-for-4 with 2 runs.
The two teams face off again on Wednesday night, with Jason Johnson going up against Zack Greinke at 7:05pm.